A new study was released linking cigarette smoke to heart disease and stroke. This kind of information is nothing new. However, this British study claims that just smoking one cigarette per day can still lead to potential heart disease and stroke.
This is contrary to previous views, that smoking one cigarette per day, won’t kill you, pun intended. This data is from year 1946 to year 2015. You may want to quit smoking cigarettes entirely after reading this study. This study was designed to compare data for light smoking, 1-5 cigarettes per day, versus smoking 20 cigarettes or an entire pack per day.
Cigarette smokers that inhale an entire pack per day, had a fifty percent greater chance of obtaining heart disease and or strokes. While cigarette smokers that inhaled just one full cigarette per day, had a fifty percent less chance of obtaining afore mentioned medical problems, they still were at risk. Risk assessments were calculated when smokers consumed 1, 5, or 20 cigarettes daily.
This risk after only smoking one cigarette per day is quite a bit higher than expected. Women had a greater risk of obtaining heart disease and or stroke when smoking 20 cigarettes per day versus just 1. However, this group of people still had a higher than expected risk while just inhaling one cigarette per day.
This study was published in the British Medical Journal on January twenty four two thousand eighteen. I used to smoke way back almost fifteen years ago for about six months. I will occassionally smoke a cigarette(s) if I consume alcohol.
However, I very rarely consume alcohol any longer. When I did smoke, I was able to limit myself to 3 cigarettes per day. This medical study is quite interesting to me and eye opening.
I have no idea what the medical ramifications are, if a person just consumes an occasional cigarette during cocktail hour.